location: Main Building (south side) C1-114
tel: 408-855-5228 (appointments)

Fall 2016 Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am 2:00 pm

The CalWORKs Program provides educational support and resources to help students obtain the skills needed to be placed in and retain family supporting employment.  

Students currently served are: CalWORKs participants and students receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) cash aid.

Supportive services include: Academic and career counseling, priority registration, book vouchers, child care support, and job readiness skills. Counseling services include assistance with welfare-to-work plans, education plans and 20, 30 or 35 hour weekly schedules. We provide coordinated referrals to both on-campus and community resources such as: Catholic Charities, VTA Outreach and the Santa Clara County Family Stabilization Program. In addition, CalWORKs offers on-campus work study positions in collaboration with other departments.

Students new to CalWORKs, please see the New Student Checklist.

By using CalWORKs services I will:

  • Determine an educational goal and outline an educational plan
  • Demonstrate job readiness skills through on-campus or off-campus employment (for county referred non-SIP students)
  • Successfully complete the program as defined by the Santa Clara County Department of Social Services
Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: CalWORKs students will create an educational plan with the Mission College CalWORKs counselor by the end of their first semester on CalWORKs.
SAO 2: CalWORKs students will be employed in on-campus or off-campus positions, or will volunteer at non-profit organizations.
SAO 3: CalWORKs students will increase their knowledge of county and college resources by the end of their initial meeting with the CalWORKs counselor.